RELIGION

Does Pope Francis Have Sharp Words In Store For American Bishops?

In Brazil, Pope Francis questioned whether bishops there were capable of keeping Catholics in the Church.

In Korea, he lectured the prelates to shed worldliness, success, and power. In Paraguay, he warned bishops not to put themselves on a pedestal.

With extraordinarily high profile addresses planned for his US visit next week – to Congress and the United Nations – a third, more intimate address has so far escaped intense scrutiny, but nonetheless holds potential to be among the most consequential: The pope’s prayer service with US bishops.

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